Monday, March 16, 2009

A Frightening Moment with Martini

Saturday morning we took Martini to the vet to be chipped. He didn’t make a peep when they inserted the chip but when he got home, he acted like he didn’t feel well. Not sick or anything, just sort of tired.

Later in the day I was picking up some of his toys that seem to scatter themselves all over the house. There is this big stuffed toy that looks like a gingerbread man. It was one of Murphy’s Christmas toys given to him past the time when he played with toys. It’s rather large and Martini would drag it around by the ribbon that was sewn on its neck. When I picked up the gingerbread man toy, I noticed the ribbon was gone as was the little fluffy ball that was attached to the ribbon. I ran to ask if Mr. Pop had found the ribbon and he said he hadn’t seen it and noticed it was missing Friday night.

Well, you can imagine how frantic we were searching all over the house for that ribbon. It was just gone. Our fear was and still is that Martini may have eaten the ribbon, approx. two feet of ribbon about a quarter inch wide. As I said, Martini was already acting a little under the weather. I called the emergency vet clinic and told the vet our suspicions. She confirmed one of my fears, an x-ray would not show material such as the ribbon or the fluffy ball. She said to watch him and if he began to vomit or have diarrhea, bring him in immediately. So far he has shown no signs of either. He is eating just as he normally does and “everything else” is normal too.

We have two hopes, one is that we find the ribbon and the other is that Martini continues to feel and act okay. As of this morning, he continues to appear to be fine. So far, so good.

7 Comments:

Blogger Distributorcap said...

fingers crossed - hopefully he did not eat the ribbon

carlos ate some dental floss the other day - and guess where i had to pull it out from

March 16, 2009 1:47 AM  
Blogger Fixer said...

We have an onyx chess set we bought in Mexico. Not long after we got home, a piece (about an inch tall and the circumference of a dime) went missing; just disappeared. Shayna was a pup at the time and we figured she ate it after searching for hours. I watched her every bowel movement for a week, kept an eye on her and waited for it to pass. Nothing. She was fine and we gave up worrying about it.

Last year, Shayna was 10 at the time, as I was packing stuff up to do the demolition for the remodel, I found the damn thing down in a corner of the piece of furniture it sat on for 10 years. Through dusting and cleaning we never noticed it and figured it was out in the yard somewhere.

Just sayin'. I'm sure the little guy will be fine. Dogs have a hardy constitution. Shayna ate a knee-high pantyhose of the Mrs' when she was a pup too and she passed it, though I was laughing my ass off as it came out. Think sausage maker. Heh ...

March 16, 2009 2:31 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Just keep an eye on the little guy. Our beagle used to swallow my daughter's socks which she would leave about and also the occasional pair of panties. They would either pass or be rejected later with a bunch of hacking usually preceded by the grazing of a bunch of grass. Dogs have a pretty tough digestive system and it is amazing the things that they can swallow and get away with.

March 16, 2009 6:48 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Scary for sure! I remember once noticing our cat Tiger behaving in an odd manner. A few hours later, I looked at him closely and there was the red ribbon off of one of Garbo's stuffed animals coming out of Tigers bottom. What a mess.

March 16, 2009 8:58 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

it's a scary thing but they pass stuff more often than not.

March 16, 2009 2:04 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

I bet sweet little Martini passes that dirty old ribbon...

March 16, 2009 6:06 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

hoping you find the ribbon and Martini did not ingest it but if he did also hoping everything "passes" fine so to speak

March 16, 2009 6:58 PM  

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